Six Pillars Broadcast – Circular Landscapes
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Circular Landscapes

Two live performance pieces by Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver: ‘Circular Landscapes’ commissioned by Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The two works were composed mainly of sounds recorded in the Mleiha Desert, a site of great archaeological significance since early man’s migration out of Africa, and the Sharjah Airport, the first airport in … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Michel Banabila
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Michel Banabila

Wednesday March 22nd 2017 Michel Banabila – commissioned work. Sound artist and composer Michel Banabila offers a mix of his own and other works especially for Six Pillars. Featuring Michel Banabila: keys, electronics, samples & mix. With contributions by Salar Asid: violin & kabak kemane (kamancheh). Oene van Geel: violins. Anas Maghrebi: lead vocal. Hannibal … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – The Box in the Majlis
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Six Pillars Broadcast – The Box in the Majlis

‘The Box in the Majilis’ Episode 2 of the monthly series When The Far Becomes Near: The programme takes the form of an imaginary audio tour for the blind and partially sighted, guiding museum visitors around a room in the exhibition, ‘The Box in the Majilis’. The exhibition contains objects that illustrate the changing role … Continue reading

We, the People – Trump’s Immigration Ban
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We, the People – Trump’s Immigration Ban

A guest episode from Kerning Cultures this week, examines Trump’s immigration ban from a a very human perspective. Since Trump announced his ban, thousands were affected. Most were prohibited from boarding planes from foreign destinations because airlines pay a fine of USD 3,000 per each passenger they permit aboard, if improperly brought to USA. Hundreds … Continue reading

New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks
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New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks

A new four-part, monthly series The Far Becomes Near archives the history of radio broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates, as radiophonic experiments punctuated by oral histories from local historians, academics, cultural commentators and the federation’s earliest broadcasters. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, the archive describes a Gulf at the turn of the 20th Century … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast- “The past as propaganda: Mongol ‘World History’”.
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Six Pillars Broadcast- “The past as propaganda: Mongol ‘World History’”.

Wednesday Jan 18th 9pm, repeats Friday 20th January 3.30-4pm The first of a 2 part series from the British Academy “The past as propaganda: The Mongol ‘World History’. Professor Robert Hillenbrand FBA FRSE, discusses the fragmentary copy of Rashid al-Din’s World History held in the University of Edinburgh’s Library. An extreme rarity, huge in size, … Continue reading

City Landmarks – Radio Pakistan Office — The Karachi Walla
architecture / History / Radio

City Landmarks – Radio Pakistan Office — The Karachi Walla

Talk about heritage buildings and the history attached to them and very few buildings in Karachi will boast as decorated a history as Broadcasting House of Radio Pakistan. What exactly is it used for now? well literally biting the dust. Preserving heritage buildings has never been our strong point but one could argue that perhaps […] … Continue reading